REPORT Conference MIGRATION, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION. November 24 and December 17 and 18, 2010





With a total of 106 students enrolled, the program of the Conference on Migration, Psychopathology and Systemic Intervention has been structured around 3 days: November 24, December 17, December 18, 2010.

The recipients have been professionals from different disciplines who work in the fields of Health, Social Services, Education, Culture ...; as well as those of the associative world. The conference was also open to students in training in these subjects.

In recent years, social intervention professionals in Catalonia have encountered a very changing social reality, with significant migratory movements coming from different countries.

Consequently, the objectives of the program were:


  • Provide a conceptual framework and generate skills that train professionals in relational and communication skills in psychopathological problems related to migration.
  • Facilitate work experience from the systemic relational model and interdisciplinary learning, orienting the contents to their application in the intercultural field.
  • Provide analysis tools and instruments for intervention, for understanding, fostering, individual and family support and working with territorial and institutional networks.
  • Facilitate professionals to be constituted as operators of change in dysfunctional situations defined by migration.


The contents were structured through 3 days:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 (morning session and afternoon session):


  • Relational bases of psychopathological diagnosis in reference to the immigrant population.The diagnostic model of the Sant Pau School of Family Therapy was presented, based on the relational dimensions of “parenthood” and “conjugality” in the family of origin. It will be illustrated with cases of immigrant patients and families. (The main criteria for guiding systemic intervention with immigrant patients and families were considered).Teachers: Juan Luis Linares. Psychiatrist and Psychologist. Professor of Psychiatry, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Director of the Psychotherapy Unit and of the School of Family Therapy of the Hospital de la Sta. Cross and St. Pau; Isabel Cárdenas and Clara Linares. Psychologists. Responsible for the area of ​​interculturality of the School of Family Therapy of the Hospital de la Sta. Cross and St. Pau.
  • Tools for intercultural mediation.Criteria were provided to guide the mediating intervention in issues related to migration, marking the similarities and differences with the most specific interventions of the therapy.Professor: Aldo Morrone. Social Worker. Family mediator in the family courts of Montreal (Canada). International consultant and trainer on issues related to family mediation.


Friday 17th afternoon and Saturday 18th morning, December 2010.

  • Unhappy children and personality disorders.A model, both theoretical and practical, of personality disorders from a systemic perspective was presented, but with conceptual bridges with clinical psychiatry and psychoanalysis.Professor: Luigi Cancrini. Psychiatrist. Director of the Center for Studies in Psychology and Relational Psychotherapy in Rome. Professor Emeritus of Psychotherapy at La Sapienza University in Rome.


Organizing institutions

With the support of the Department of Health (Mental Health Plan), and the Institute of Health Studies, both of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the organizing institutions were: the School of Family Therapy of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, the Atlàntida Association, Professionals for Interculturality, and the Doctor Robert Foundation.

The School of Family Therapy of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Autonomous University of Barcelona), enrolled in the Psychotherapy Unit of the Psychiatry Service, and the Doctor Robert Foundation have been developing since 1999, so joint, an area of ​​knowledge in Psychotherapies and Systemic Interventions. Family Therapy and Mediation, approved training with the criteria established at European level, training professionals in psychotherapy. The teaching team, with a systemic orientation, works in the field of communication and human relations, that is, family therapy as a modality of psychotherapy practiced from different theoretical models but, preferably, from the systemic model.

The Atlàntida Association, Professionals for Interculturality is a non-profit organization, aimed at establishing a network of professionals, with an interdisciplinary nature, who work or are related to migration from different areas: social welfare, health, of education, culture, the associative world, Catalonia and Morocco, with the idea of ​​extending the network to professionals from coastal countries of the Mediterranean, promoting the training and preparation of professionals around communication, interculturality and migratory phenomena.

The Doctor Robert Foundation , set up in 1998 by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​the Doctor Robert Foundation, a center for advanced training and professional development in health and life sciences , is a private foundation registered in the Register of Foundations of the Generalitat de Catalunya with number 1293, within the private education sector.

It is a non-profit organization whose main objective is: the contribution to advanced training and professional development and of organizations in the field of health and life sciences (...). In compliance with this institutional mission, the Foundation will carry out activities in the field of health and life sciences aimed at training, research, studies, evaluation and consulting of projects and programs, and other activities. related. These activities will be able to realize in collaboration with public and private entities ”. (Article 4 of the Statutes) .

The Doctor Robert Foundation has 19 areas of knowledge:

Primary care, Bioethics, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Cytotechnology, Dermatology, Professional and organizational development, Direction and management, Medical documentation and information systems, Medical education, Minority diseases, Medicines: research, evaluation and use, Transfusion medicine, Orthodontics, Orthopedics, Language Pathology, Medicinal Plants and Phytotherapy, Psychology and Psychiatry, Qualitative Research, Transplants, Emergencies and Emergencies.

The institutions that make up the Board are: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​Fundació de Gestió Sanitària Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Fundació Parc Taulí, Fundació Privada Institut de Neurorehabilitació Guttmann, Fundació Puigvert, Institut Català de la Salut, Institut d'Estudis of Health, Municipal Institute of Health Care, Dexeus University Institute.



In charge of the Mental Health Master Plan of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Academic Management:

By Dr. Juan Luis Linares. Professor of Psychiatry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

The Coordination of the days:

By Mrs. Rosa Bonet Llunas. Atlantis Association

Place of realization:

Barcelona Systemic Institute. Castillejos, 411, low 1st. 08025 Barcelona. I Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Carrer Sant Quintí 89, Bloc A planta 3ª. 08041 Barcelona


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November 3, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm. Miquel Àngel Essomba.
Interculturality and immigration: Managing cultural diversity from an inclusion perspective.

November 10, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm. Dolores Juliano.
The immigrant woman: Victimization and marginalization .

November 17, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm. Javier Bonomi.
Interculturality. The only possible way.

November 24, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm. Collective Circes.
Stories in First Person.

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